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Decision Making With Unintended Consequences

Decision Making With Unintended Consequences | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
As the clock strikes midnight, the world once again brings in another new year with anticipation. For many people, the last several years have been filled with financial crisis and personal turmoil. With the realities of ...
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Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it

"You’re a lawyer, Victoria, and you know about foreseeable consequences. If you can foresee the consequences, you are charged with intending them, are you not?"


Lisa Scottoline
Devil’s Corner

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Who Should Stop Unethical A.I.?

Who Should Stop Unethical A.I.? | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
In any case, the Department of Health and Human Services explicitly asks I.R.B.s not to evaluate the “possible long-range effects of applying knowledge gained in the research,” lest approval processes get bogged down in political debate. At journals, peer reviewers are expected to look out for methodological issues, such as plagiarism and conflicts of interest; they haven’t traditionally been called upon to consider how a new invention might rend the social fabric.
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A very in-depth article on AI -- this one section, however, caused a pause with a "WHAT?

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5 Workplace Behaviors That Impact Employee Mental Health (and How To Fix Them)

5 Workplace Behaviors That Impact Employee Mental Health (and How To Fix Them) | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Explore the inadvertent ways company culture may be undermining your mental health objectives.
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How much other research has been lost as every scientist works on COVID?

How much other research has been lost as every scientist works on COVID? | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Curious about the trend and implications
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Fascinating article -- so many implications and potential "unintended consequences" discussed.

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The Opioid Crisis (and addiction-based business models)

The Opioid Crisis (and addiction-based business models) | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
In the opioid crisis, there is a distinction in that distribution was more complex to start but perhaps easier to maintain once started. The unintended consequences were also probably easier to predict.
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The Unintended Consequences of Social Distancing

The Unintended Consequences of Social Distancing | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Staying at home isn’t always the safest place to be.
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How To Quit Alcohol and Drugs As Your 2021 New Years Resolution

How To Quit Alcohol and Drugs As Your 2021 New Years Resolution | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
unintended negative behaviours
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In Heavily Locked Down San Francisco, 360% More People Died from Overdoses Than COVID-19

In Heavily Locked Down San Francisco, 360% More People Died from Overdoses Than COVID-19 | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Suicides and overdoses have been skyrocketing across the country as COVID-19 lockdowns send people into poverty and depression.
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Arizona Prosecutors Drop Existing Marijuana Possession Charges as Legalization Takes Effect

Arizona Prosecutors Drop Existing Marijuana Possession Charges as Legalization Takes Effect | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Thousands of pending marijuana possession cases in Arizona dropped in anticipation of Proposition 207 taking effect.
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The article states that these changes will make it harder to deal with "unintended consequences."

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Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture

Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered if social drinking has unintended consequences to your health, family, relationships, or your profession? Have you ever thought that losing control of your drinking couldn’t happen to you or someone you love? All the women you know are too smart. Too rich. Too kind. Too together. Too much fun. Pick one.

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Adjusting in a Remote Working Era – Long-Term Implications for HR

Adjusting in a Remote Working Era – Long-Term Implications for HR | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
What are the potential negative implications that HR will have to watch out for?
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Will Covid-19 transform local public services?

Will Covid-19 transform local public services? | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
“We live in complex systems which have unintended consequences, amplifications and tipping points. And it’s that combination of approaches from across the system, whether it is housing, education, transport or health, that we hope will lead to this tipping point.”
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Money Spent by Both Parties in 2020 Election Could've Nearly Ended Homelessness in US

Money Spent by Both Parties in 2020 Election Could've Nearly Ended Homelessness in US | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Spending on elections reached historic highs this year as money poured into to campaigns of both parties. Meanwhile, America is in a homelessness crisis.
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A major unintended (easily predicted) consequence -- but what else?

James Schreier's curator insight, November 9, 2020 9:35 AM

A very interesting "condemnation" of a paradigm.

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Outlook 2021 - The Start of a Transformation

Outlook 2021 - The Start of a Transformation | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
2020 is destined to become a year that will be remembered just by mentioning two digits, much like ’87, ’01, and ’08 have become synonymous with the events of each respective year.
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This article highlights the possible "unintended consequences" of this expected "transformation."  important to watch from so many different perspectives.

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Hybrid work models could hurt remote workers, Zillow CEO warns

Hybrid work models could hurt remote workers, Zillow CEO warns | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Many Silicon Valley companies are planning on a hybrid model of work. But some CEOs are arguing that it could have hidden downsides.
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Thoughts here are important, and interestingly, different from many that have supported the remote model.

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Autonomous Vehicles and Scaling Risk

Autonomous Vehicles and Scaling Risk | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Risks of autonomous vehicles, second-order effects of AVs. Complexity brings systemic risk at scale.
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Ivy League Experts warn lockdowns to cause 1+ million ‘excess deaths’

Ivy League Experts warn lockdowns to cause 1+ million ‘excess deaths’ | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Academics from Harvard, Duke, and Johns Hopkins universities have released a paper in which they claim COVID lockdowns will result in a “staggering” one million excess deaths over the next decade-and-a-half due to a spike of health-related issues caused by unemployment.
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So much awareness of possible consequences here!

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Do We Create Shoplifters?

Do We Create Shoplifters? | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
The history of technology is one of subtracting humans and replacing them with machines. Do the unintended consequences include creating shoplifters?
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2020: Year 11 Of “The Transformation” –

2020: Year 11 Of “The Transformation” – | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
What the people calling for “BitLicenses” are asserting is that because Bitcoin right now has a particular use, it should be exempted from the basic law of the United States of America. That is completely insane, and will have unintended consequences that would be absolutely disastrous for the American economy since almost everything today is mediated by or touches software.
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Lengthy discussion of a complicated topic -- also discusses "paradigms"

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The Unintended Consequences of Subscriptions

The Unintended Consequences of Subscriptions | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
With concerns of bias breaking down the industry’s integrity, Erich Prince looks at how subscription-based revenue impacts journalism.
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Interesting and frightening?

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“No quick fixes”: Agri-tech could have unintended consequences on food system, warns new research

“No quick fixes”: Agri-tech could have unintended consequences on food system, warns new research | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Agri-tech advancements designed to quickly meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) may have unintended consequences on the world’s food systems.
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Kids' toys lacked federal safety screenings ahead of holiday shopping

Kids' toys lacked federal safety screenings ahead of holiday shopping | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
Screenings and violations for lead and choking hazards plummeted and foreign imports rose while U.S. safety inspectors stayed home for months.
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Pandemic considered as top risk to financial stability in 2021

Pandemic considered as top risk to financial stability in 2021 | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
The COVID-19 pandemic ranks as the greatest threat to global financial stability in 2021 according to a new survey published by The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC).Nearly one third (31%) of survey respondents cited the pandemic as the top risk, with two thirds (67%) citing it as ...
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The unintended consequences of hybrid working

The unintended consequences of hybrid working | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
As we move toward more hybrid working with a greater mix of people working remotely more frequently, there is a risk of unintended consequences in terms of how we define and manage talent. And this risk is driven by two key factors: relationship decay, and recency effect.
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Cashless Debit Card having no impact on problem gambling, substance abuse, or poor nutrition: study 

Cashless Debit Card having no impact on problem gambling, substance abuse, or poor nutrition: study  | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it

While concerns have been raised in some quarters about unintended consequences of the CDC – such as the mental wellbeing impact of stigmatising welfare recipients – outside such suggestions, this new research raises doubts about direct outcomes of the scheme and the related costs……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Media: Dan Lander office (08) 8302 0578 | mobile: 0408 882 809 | email: dan.lander@unisa.edu.au

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The Pandemic Is Fast Forwarding Us To A Cashless Society—And Making Life Harder For The Unbanked

The Pandemic Is Fast Forwarding Us To A Cashless Society—And Making Life Harder For The Unbanked | The Unintended Consequences File | Scoop.it
A cashless society seems futuristic and forward-thinking, but for over 7 million unbanked households in the U.S., it will continue to create hardships and hurdles.
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